NEA to relax stand on teacher staffing to help failing schools

10/1/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The · USA Today

The National Education Association will soften its stance on teacher assignments, asking local unions to remove contract barriers to placing high-performing educators at struggling schools. Traditional collective bargaining agreements have allowed teachers with seniority to transfer from schools in low-income areas and banned merit pay to lure teachers to failing schools. Specifics have not been released by the union, which has 3.2 million members. But some observers questioned whether districts can implement such a change at the local level.

View Full Article in:

Wall Street Journal, The · USA Today

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Senior Researcher (8194)
American Institute for Researcher
Washington, DC
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Technical Assistance Consultant (8336)
Chicago, IL
Director of Professional Services
Engaging Schools, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Principal at Timberland Charter Academy
Timberland Charter Academy
Muskegon, MI